Master of Teaching in Deaf and Hard Hearing Education 5th Year Program

Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Nanci Scheetz Fall Semester: July 15

Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy

Spring Semester: November 15

Graduation Requirements

Phone: 229-333-5611

Summer Semester: April 15

Department of Middle, Secondary, Reading & Deaf Education

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.

Graduate Record Exam


Miller Analogies Test

  • Minimum GRE Requirements:
    • 750 overall (Verbal score plus either Quantitative score or Analytical score) with a Verbal score no less than 350.
  • Minimum MAT Requirement: 375

Verification of Lawful Presence

(Effective Fall 2011 for applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

  • ONLY graduates of the VSU undergraduate program of the same name are eligible. Individuals who are interested in pursuing initial certification and a master’s degree in special education should consider the Georgia ONmyLINE (GOML) Master of Arts for Teachers in Special Education – General or Adapted Curriculum programs. Visit for additional information.
  • This is a 5th year graduate program. It is only offered on campus and is not open to other applicants.

International Applicants

To qualify for admission to this program, applicants must have recently completed the VSU Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) program of the same name. Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines for this program.
  • Applicants who are eligible to apply for this program will hold a B.S.Ed. from VSU and are therefore exempt from submitting TOEFL scores.
  • Certificate of Finances: The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. If you will require a new visa to continue your studies at Valdosta State University, you will be required to complete this form as part of your application for admission. Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to continue their studies are exempt from this requirement.

Admission Classification and Evaluation Scale

College of Education M.Ed. Admission Evaluation Scale
MAT or GRE Points GPA Points
405+ 950+ =35 Points 3.5+ =35 Points
396-404 900-949 =30 Points 3.25-3.49 =30 Points
391-395 850-899 =25 Points 3.00-3.24 =25 Points
386-390 800-849 =20 Points 2.75-2.99 =20 Points
375-385 750-799 =15 Points 2.50-2.74 =15 Points
Test Score Point Subtotal=
GPA Point Subtotal=
Total = (Test score points + GPA points)

Recommendation Guidelines for Admission

40+ points

30-39 points

Below 30


Will be considered for regular admission

Will be considered for probationary admission

Admission Denied

Admission Classifications

  • The Communication Disorders program only admits Regular Status students.
  • Probationary Status is not available for this program.
  • Irregular Admission is not available for this program.
  • Non-degree admission is not available for this graduate major.

Admission Questions

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5







  • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100




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